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License to operate an establishment that prepares or serves food for individual portion service intended for consumption on-the-premises. A full-service restaurant would be required to have a food service establishment license.
Contact Information
Department of Inspections & Appeals
Lucas State Office Building
321 East 12th Street
Des Moines IA, 50319-0083(map)
Morgan Bearymorgan.beary@dia.iowa.gov
P: (515) 281-6538
F: (515) 281-3291

License Details

Code Citation
Iowa Code Chapter 137F
Who Applies
A person wishing to operate a food service establishment must obtain a license.
When To Apply
Application must be made and a license issued before the establishment is opened to the public.
Initial Requirements
None.
Duration
License is valid one year following the date of issuance.
Processing Time
Thirty days.
Fee Structure
License: $67.50 - $303.75 (Based on annual gross sales)
Renewal Requirements
Does not pertain.
Exam
Does not pertain.
Additional Information
A person wishing to operate a food service establishment must obtain a license.
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